MEWETT James Edward Hedley
12/2034, Major, Auckland Regiment, WW1
816316, Lieutenant Colonel, NZTS Home Guard, WW2
20781 Legion of Frontiersmen, New Zealand

CITATION
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) military
Gazetted 12 December 1919, p15457
In recognition of valuable service rendered in connection with the war,

Military Cross
Gazetted 17 April 1917, p3690
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during a raid on the enemy's trenches.  He led his men with great gallantry, and himself accounted for three of the enemy.  Later, although seriously wounded, he continued to direct the operations.

KNOWN AWARDS
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Military Cross
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
War Service Medal 1939-45
New Zealand War Medal
New Zealand Territorial Service Medal

Gallipoli Medalion

NOTES
Born 28 October 1893 Sydney, Australia
Died 9 November 1955 Palmerston North, New Zealand
Cremated Kelvin Grove Cemetery & Crem, Palmerston North, New Zealand
No known grave

Major James Edward Hedley Mewett, M.C., O.B.E.,  enlisted in the Auckland Infantry Battalion 4 January 1915. He served at Gallipoli; was wounded in action in France on
21 February 1917 losing his right hand. 1918-19 he was Company Commander New Zealand Command Depot, Codford, England.  He returned to New Zealand aboard SS Ionic
25 October 1919
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